Meet the Author – Grace Brooks (aka Heather Radford)

Grace Brooks - headshot Grace Brooks writes under the pen names Heather Radford and Lynette Tamar Mark.

Books available are, The Asquinn Twins: Frontier Life, The Asquinn Twins: Where The Trail Forks and The Asquinn Twins: No Greener Pastures.

Grace’s latest release is The Asquinn Twins: No Greener Pastures. She also wrote A dog For Keeps(Lynette Tamar Mark)

Grace Brooks(Shortt) hails from Sesekinika, Ontario, but currently lives in The Pas, Manitoba with her husband and Papillion.


What genres do you enjoy reading?

 I enjoy Y/A, Mystery, and family type movies, and the odd romance.

What genres do you write? What age groups are your books for?

Really, my writing is without age limits. I write Christian/YA for ages twelve and up.

Tell us a little about your latest release. Where did you get the inspiration from?

My latest release is The Asquinn Twins: No Greener Pastures. This book is a continuation of Book One in The Asquinn Twins Series. The boys, Ken Asquinn and Bradan Turehue are not living the Christian life as they did as boys. Their behaviour gets to be so unchristlike, both boys are expelled from Golden Ridge Baptist Church, the church Ken’s father, Obediah Asquinn, Pastors.The boys go onto police college and graduate.

By now Ken has married Bradan’s sister, Charlotte and Bradan has married Ken’s sister, Martha.

Ken’s behaviour gets so bad, Charlotte leaves Ken and returns to Forest Lake, their home town.

The inspiration came from an incident in my life when a little girl in Ontario. When I wrote the first book, other ideas for a series sprang into my mind.

What are you working on now?

I’m working on a sequel to A Dog fro Keeps. This book was published as a grade three reader in 1987. I’m attempting to make an ebook sequel.

Tell us about your creative process. Do you outline, or just write wherever the story takes you? What does your workspace look like? Do you have any habits or quirks when you are writing?

 I used to write wherever the story took me. Since a writer in residence took me through the writing process and taught me more about plot, I outline and research and make sure I know my characters by writing descriptions of each major, minor and in between character.

 What do you find to be the hardest part of writing a novel?

I find writing the first page of the novel to be the hardest. So much has to be introduced to the reader here, especially in a series. Characters from the previous books need to be introduced early so the reader will know later on who this character is.

What about the wasiest? What part of the writing process  just feels natural for you?

If there is an easy part of writing, I’d say from Chapter Two onwards to the last chapter. Sometimes bringing the book to a believable conclusion is an art in it’s self.

Grace Brooks wants to thank you for sharing this information with others.


Grace Brooks - books

 

Books available are, The Asquinn Twins: Frontier Life, The Asquinn Twins: Where The Trail Forks and The Asquinn Twins: No Greener Pastures.

Grace’s latest release is The Asquinn Twins: No Greener Pastures. She also wrote A dog For Keeps(Lynette Tamar Mark)

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